897. Expiry of transfer direction in case of person remanded in custody by magistrates' court.

A transfer direction1 given in respect of a person suffering from a mental disorder2 remanded in custody by a magistrates' court ('the accused')3 ceases to have effect on the expiration of the period of remand4 unless, on being brought before the magistrates' court, he is committed in custody for trial at the Crown Court5. However, if the magistrates' court is satisfied, on the written or oral evidence of the responsible clinician6, that the accused no longer requires treatment in hospital for mental disorder or that no effective treatment can be given in the hospital to which he has been